China has deployed an operational aerostat on Mischief Reef in the South China Sea. Photo: ISI

China deploys airship on outpost in disputed South China Sea, satellite firm says

  • Images point to an airship-shaped craft above Mischief Reef as the Chinese military reportedly aims to build an early warning system in the area
Topic |   South China Sea

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China has deployed an operational aerostat on Mischief Reef in the South China Sea. Photo: ISI
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The Type 001A is the first aircraft carrier made in the country. Photo: AFP

Chinese aircraft carrier heads through Taiwan Strait on way to trials in South China Sea

  • Passage through waterway comes as Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen announces her running mate
  • But military observer says the timing of the trip not determined by politics
Topic |   China military

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The Type 001A is the first aircraft carrier made in the country. Photo: AFP
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